Chasing shadows: Indians along the United States-Mexico by Shelley Ann Bowen Hatfield

By Shelley Ann Bowen Hatfield

This publication examines for the 1st time the army campaigns on either side of the border opposed to Apaches and different local peoples within the past due 19th century. Mexico and the us pursued related pursuits of their Indian rules. Railroad, mining, and agricultural pursuits grew on the fee of local peoples. Indian resistance in Mexico used to be frequently met with compelled exertions and relocation or extermination dependent upon scalp bounties. U.S. Indian coverage within the Southwest dictated setting apart local peoples on reservations. The social ills their guidelines created persist this present day in either countries.

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The Gadsden Treaty of December 30, 1853, declared the eleventh article of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo null and void, while still providing that it would be illegal for United States citizens to buy or receive stolen Mexican stock. The Gadsden Treaty also provided that Mexico would be paid $10 million for ceding the Mesilla Valley to the United States and for relieving the United States of Indian responsibilities. 22 Now that the United States was released from liability for border raids in Mexico, both nations blamed each other for continued hostilities.

At the Biblioteca Nacional, María del Carmen Ruiz Castañeda enabled me to consult the Colección Lafragua, and Ana María Rosa Carreón Arias Maldonado contributed fresh insights to my Page xiv research. At the Archivo General de la Nacion[Nación], Alejandra Moreno Toscano, Ana Laura Delgado, and Stella María González Cicero guided me to regional archives. In Hermosillo, the following gave their help and advice: Cynthia Radding de Murieta, Armando Quijada, and Ana Sylvia Laborín Abascal. In Chihuahua, Francisco R.

S. S. reservations. Mexico allowed United States officials to have councils with Kickapoos, Lipans, and Mescaleros in 1875. United States investigator H. M. Atkinson reported to the Department of Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs that he had councils in Mexico with the tribes in question, but that Mexican authorities were not helpful. He doubted that the seventy Lipans would return to the United States. S. 42 The governor of Coahuila wrote Mexico's minister of foreign relations in January 1876 that it would be a good idea to remove the Kickapoos to the interior of the United States because some were raiding Texas from Mexico, while Lipans raided Coahuila and Chihuahua.

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